During his fellowship year, Mark Warren will be writing a book on the grassroots movement to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Based upon his research on this movement, he is developing a new theory of national social movements that work to strengthen and expand local organizing as much as target federal policy.
Warren studies and works with community and youth organizing groups in low-income communities of color seeking to promote equity and justice in education, community development and American democratic life. Warren is committed to developing a new approach to scholarly work that is engaged and collaborative with community organizers and education activists. He is the author of several books including his most recent Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement (Beacon, 2018), which features essays by parent, student and community leaders discussing their experiences working for educational equity and building an intersectional movement for educational justice in alliance with other social movements.
Warren has worked to build several networks promoting activist scholarship, community organizing and movement-building. He is a co-founder of the People’s Think Tank on educational justice, the Urban Research Based Action Network, and the Special Interest Group on Community and Youth Organizing in the American Educational Research Association.
Warren is a professor of public policy and public affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has won many awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and the College Board Fellowship to Advance Educational Excellence for Young Men of Color at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.
You can learn more about Warren by visiting his personal website.